Gujarat shuttler becomes world no 1 in U-19 girls singles

Wednesday 19th January 2022 06:40 EST

Gujarat shuttler Tasnim Mir became the world number one in under 19 girls singles category. According to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) U-19 rankings, Tasnim has 10,810 points. Tasnim was world No. 1 in the junior category too. “I am really thrilled by this feat, and it's a great honour. I was not expecting this at all as I stopped playing in this age group. I was world No. 2 last year and never thought I will become No. 1,” Tasnim said.

It’s a great feat which eluded even the likes of Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu. While Saina did not make the cut as BWF introduced the junior rankings in 2011, Sindhu’s highest ranking in the junior category was world No. 2. She credited her good show in the junior international events for her achievement. Of her four junior international titles, three came last year. “I think winning titles in Dubai, Bulgaria and Nepal International helped me secure the ranking points. This will surely bolster my confidence,” Tasnim said.

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